The Rangers have submitted qualifying offers to forwards Mika ZIbanejad, Jesper Fast, and Nicklas Jensen. They were the only three RFAs to receive qualifying offers. As expected, Brandon Pirri, Adam Clendening, and Marek Hrivik did not receive qualifying offers.
The surprise is that Mackenzie Skapski also did not receive a qualifying offer. Skapski dominated Buffalo in a pair of games in the 2014-2015 season, but never recovered from offseason dual hip surgery. He struggled mightily this year, and with the goalie pipeline strong, retaining Skapski wasn’t on the radar."Rangers qualify Zibanejad, Jensen, Fast; Skapski not qualified",